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the power ten are ohio, florida, north carolina, virginia, new hampshire, colorado, nevada, iowa, wisconsin, and michigan. memorize those states. they make up a whopping 126 electoral votes. given this, it's perhaps totally not that surprising at all that president obama has been campaigning in new hampshire, iowa and florida since friday. in the same period, governor romney has hit iowa, new hampshire, virginia and travels to ohio today. as a backgrounder, in 2008, president obama won all of these states in contention. this year, polling in key tossup states is making the romney campaign very, very nervous, especially in ohio. leading up to the conventions, president obama held a six-point lead in the state. but the romney campaign tells politico their internal polling since then has shown as much as a nine-point gap in the buckeye state. this comes as voters in many key swing states are already heading to the polls or will be shortly. early voelgts in north carolina began by mail-in ballot last thursday. late next week early voting begins in wisconsin, michigan, new hampshire and virginia
to have dueling rallies in the same swing state. today's rallies each in virginia. the president is running a little bit late. president obama's campaign responding to romney's new straight to camera ad with one of its own a two-minute living room pitch airing in seven states. >> during the last weeks of the campaign, there will be debates, speeches, and more ads. but if i could sit down with you, in your living room or around the kitchen table, here's what i'd say -- when i took office we were losing nearly 800,000 jobs a month and mired in iraq. today i believe that as a nation we are moving forward again. >> yesterday in ohio, governor romney also seemed to be in a duel with himself. morning rally he condemned the affordable care act as government invasion. >> he also thinks that the government can do a better job than you in the way you live your life and obama care is point number one. it's the example number one he wants to put bureaucrats between you and your doctor, believes the government should tell you what kind of insurance you have to have. >> the very same day, spec
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but basically within the margin of error. and in virginia, a new poll from suffolk university/nbc 12 puts obama slightly ahead of romney, also within the margin of error. so, how can romney turn it around? it may not be easy. some people within this romney campaign have concluded he's not actually a very good politician. here's what one romney official explained to politico. he said -- now romney's former rival newt gingrich doesn't go quite that far, but he says that romney needs to reform his thinking. >> i think they're only now beginning to come to grips with the general election. they had a very -- >> scary -- >> they had a very successful primary strategy. in a primary you can raise enough money to build a motor boat and drive to where you want to get to in the primary. in the general election you're like a sail boat. the system is so much bigger than you. >> it is hard to go from a motor boat to a sail boat, known who is familiar with yachting knows that. ben smith, i want to go right to you and talk about sort of the problem facing this campaign. first, when is the last time that govern
poll shows among likely voters the president leads romney by five points in florida and virginia and has a seven-point edge in ohio. the polls also show that people have essentially made up their minds. in each one of the states just 2% of likely voters said they might vote differently on election day. nick confessore, it has not been a great week for many people. it has been a difficult week on the global stage, tragic in terms of loss of life. if we turn to the campaign psychit has been a rough week for mitt romney. i wonder what your assessment is in terms of how this is played out in republican circles and conservatives have had a difficult time figuring out where they stand as far as their nominee. >> look. i think each party has a bed wetting [ inaudible ] and they always pop up when their guy is doing as well. what's different here it's a different way for them to express the underlying fear why is this so hard for you, mitt. this is a party that really believed in its core that this would be if not easy to win, that obama was kind of a sitting duck. and they don't underst
college map to get to 270 that, you know, he can't lose florida, he can't lose ohio. >> virginia is one of those states. >> there are none of these states he can afford to lose and as i -- kind of straining with the metaphor, he just makes it harder for himself at every turn. it's not only does he not want to talk about taxes, every day, when is the last time anybody can remember mitt romney winning a news cycle. >> thus the point of my prolonged wind baggy open to this show -- >> beautiful wind, cooling all of us, soothing across the plains. >> like a bad -- we don't want to get too far into that. >> but let's go back to -- this has been -- you talked to the romney camp. this has been going on since july. >> it's 50 days from election day and we haven't spent a day in the last -- in my memory and now granted i'm adult. >> yes, very old? >> but in my memory i can't remember the last day we spent talking about the nurse of barack obama's stewardship. that's the only message they have that wins and we're 50 days out and going to spend the rest of this week talking about this and you point
, but seemingly in places like ohio, florida, and virginia in particular. >> which is not how they thought this was going to play out. you know, the -- hugo, i want to play a new ad from the romney campaign, too many americans the title of it. mitt romney straight to camera no suit jacket, let's take a look. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good-paying job. >> i think that's a strong ad for mitt romney. the question is why he wasn't playing that two or three months ago. >> it is a good ad and you're right. there's a larger dynamic in ohio that actually is true nationally, too, which is you have some economic improvement, you have -- there's a sort of consumer confidence number that came out, highest since february, the housing market that's starting to actually show real upticks nationally and the distressed markets, so it's going to be
, then will tour hurricane damage in louisiana before heading to virginia tomorrow. the president is portraying governor romney as a monday morning quarterback, able to lob criticism but with no experience, skills or a playbook of his own. >> there was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices but the interesting thing was, nobody ever bothered to tell us what they were. and when governor romney finally had a chance to reveal the secret sauce, he did not offer a single new idea. >> the "wall street journal" editorial board summed up how short on detail romney's speech actually was, writing quote, energy got one sentence, education scored big with two, neil armstrong received almost as much speech time as what mr. romney would do specifically to spur faster growth and raise middle class incomes. so overall, how did it play? did romney pick up the vaunted big mo heading into the locker room? according to a new gallup poll out today, 40% of voters are more likely to support romney following the convention while 38% say they are less likely. that 2% net bump is the lowest since gallup began
. president obama is holding a campaign rally at norfolk state university in virginia right now. let's listen in and hear what he has to say for a couple minutes. >> we don't think that will magically translate into jobs or prosperity for people. we know families won't be better off if we undo all the wall street reforms we put into place to prevent another financial crisis. or that we're going to be better off if we remove rules to protect our air and our water, or if we're going to take away protections we put in place to make sure that health care is there for you when you get sick. and we are certainly positive that the best way to strengthen medicare isn't to turn it into a voucher that leaves seniors paying additional costs out of pocket. that's not a plan to create jobs. it's not a plan to lower the deficit. it's not a plan to strengthen the middle class. it's not a plan to strengthen this country. we believe in something better. we believe in an america that says our economic strength doesn't come from the top down, it comes from the middle out. it comes from the bottom up. it comes f
in the big three, leading by seven points in ohio and virginia, by five points in florida. marquette poll from wisconsin illustrates how bad the past month has been for mitt romney. a three-point margin expanded to 14 point. more important than the raw number is is a big breakthrough. gaps are outside the plarjen of error but romney isn't seeing support slip on the ground among voters. suzanna martinez, once rumoreds a romney running mate, we have a lot of people at poverty level in new mexico and count as much as anybody else. deane hellor went further, i don't view the world the same way mitt romney does. as a u.s. senator my job is to represent every one of those votes when they voted for me or against me. at the weekly stakeout yesterday, they refused to take questions about romney. this morning, house speaker john boehner repeatedly dodged questions about the famous 47%. >> do you agree with mitt romney's remarks that 47% of the country see themselves as victims or dependent on the government and it's not his job to worry about the election. >> the election is about jobs. >> do you a
in 2010. it's not true of the two governors in new jersey and virginia that i helped get elected. and that a lot of folks around the country rallied around because of their ideas about the role of government. so i take your point. i mean, in a broader scale. it goes to something i was saying in our last segment about where the electorate is moving and they are a little more active, more engaged. whether you agree or disagree with tea party or out of plccup street there is a synergy beyond the big bucks. as they're beginning to know aurl the campaign money flowing into the super pacs doesn't seem to be having the kind of impact on the voters that they thought it would be having at the presidential level. >> i don't think we have to speculate about what's going to happen if obama wins. the far right of the party that's been driving the election has been out in the last couple weeks preparing everybody for what their line is going to be, which is mitt romney blew it. he's inept, he's too moderate, doesn't champion -- didn't double down on this stuff and they're preparing us for thei
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